House: After Five Years of Living, is a 1955 documentary about the Eames' self-designed California home. The score is by Elmer Bernstein. [via]
Three covers designed by Eric Skillman for films I first saw in 1995. [via]
Space Coast ghost
We shot for a total of maybe ten weeks on the Cape, and through Mary met the other people who appear in the film. We stayed in one of Papa John’s cinderblock apartment units, and wove ourselves into the texture of the community. We had no particular agenda, did no formal interviews, and for the most part just filmed things as they happened around us. For me, it was a full-fledged dive into cinema verite – the last I would attempt. There was much I loved about this style of filmmaking, but ultimately decided I wanted to try something different.
En route to a rustic inn, the two perform a screwball routine, complete with slapstick action and fast-paced repartee, which reaches its apogee when Hannay holds Pamela’s sandwich while she removes her stockings. The blocking in this farcical romantic scene is not only thrilling, but — thanks to the sandwiches — very British indeed.
From Chris Marker’s collection Bestiaire aka Petit Bestiaire (1990), consisting of three ‘video haikus’:
Chat écoutant la musique – 2:47 min, color, sound
An Owl is an Owl is an Owl – 3:18 min, color, sound
Zoo Piece – 2:42 min, color, sound [via]
Seconds (1966) directed by John Frankenheimer - Saul Bass title sequence, OST Jerry Goldsmith
The titles were designed by Saul Bass and shot entirely with reflective mylar. [via]
This entry by Hoi Lun Law borrows its unedited footage from Martin Arnold's short film Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy — which itself borrows footage from MGM's Andy Hardy films of the 1930s. For more information on the career of Martin Arnold, click here. If you would like to view the original short film, click here. [via]
Ever thought you'd have 40,000 historical images, curated by the New York Public Library, from which to create GIFs? Dreams really do come true! [via]
"Giacometti, for instance, told me it took him a long time to realize that what he saw in the movies looked quite different from things as they appeared on the street. One day he went to the movies four times, and each time he came out he looked around and verified he was in a different world."
Harold Rosenberg, "The Case of the Baffled Radical"